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Isospora belli

 

Definition: a relatively rare species occurring in the small intestine of man, most common in the tropics but probably of worldwide distribution; most infections are subclinical, but sometimes they may cause mucous diarrhea. More serious, persistent diarrhea can occur in immunocompromised patients (those with HIV/AIDS).

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